fuji finepix s5000 or minolta dimage z1?

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Marylis, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. Marylis

    Marylis Guest

    hi everyone,

    need a bit of advice. I'm shopping for a digital camera with >3MP, manual
    functions, movie capabilities between the range of 250-300 pounds and
    currently looking at the fuji finepix s5000 vs the minolta dimage z1. Any
    thoughts? Which one is better/worse?

    Marylis, Jan 21, 2004
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    CBM Guest

    Some good choices, also look at the Nikon 5700
    CBM, Jan 21, 2004
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    Bill Guest

    At the top of that price range, you might want to consider the Fuji S7000.
    You mentioned movie capabilites, and this model has the best movie mode you
    will find in a still image digital camera. Also has the closest super macro
    mode, and one of the best electronic viewfinders as well. Go ot
    www.dpreview.com to see a review.

    Good luck with whatever you buy.
    Bill, Jan 21, 2004
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    BenOne© Guest

    Also consider the Kodak DX6490.
    BenOne©, Jan 21, 2004
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    me_here Guest

    When are we going to see more cameras with stupid video capture capabilties
    so leaving the makers to concentrate on what the camera should be doing ...
    theres many like me who say video and stills shouldnt be mixed in the same
    unit .. my new high end JVC takes crap stills .. my old kodak 4200 takes
    very nice stills .. it also dosent take video and was cheaper and took
    better stills than many more expensive digital cameras at the time and I
    feel no need to upgrade it yet nor do i think I will for some time
    me_here, Jan 21, 2004
  6. I returned a Z1 and got my money back. I found that manual
    control was quite difficult. In fact, manual focusing was so
    awkward (and impossible to see) that to me, it was
    completely unusable. I'd describe the Z1 as a lightweight
    snapshot camera. I'm sure that it takes nice crisp pictures.
    I want to use filters on a camera, and the Z1's design
    prohibits them altogether.

    I got a used Dimage 7i instead, and I like it.

    Richard Steinfeld, Jan 21, 2004
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